Montréal has a tradition of public art. The art bears witness to various eras of its history. With this in mind, the city is taking advantage of redevelopment projects to create a public art collection that will connect Griffintown to Vieux Montréal.
Bringing art closer to people
The public art program will take advantage of new public spaces in the heart of Griffintown to bring art closer to people in the Sud-Ouest.
Since all the public spaces are connected to Rue Ottawa, a kind of “main street” for the new neighbourhood, most of the public art will be located in the interface between this street and its parks and plazas.
In this way, the artwork will create an art corridor connecting two major Montréal visual arts facilities:
- On the west, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal (offering venues such as a gallery, exhibition spaces and studios)
- On the east, Fonderie Darling, with its exhibition spaces, studios and residences, etc.